That's what NSA is all about. It's a place where you can be a part of a like-minded community of speaking professionals; a community where the pursuit of knowledge and the sharing of ideas is a way of life. NSA, founded in 1973, is now a community of more than 4,000 professional speakers who continue to pursue a higher level in their careers. It's a vast universe of learning opportunities, friendship, participation and growth. With NSA, you're never in business alone.
Accelerate Your Career in Professional Speaking
Growth and Knowledge Grounded in Purpose
NSA will shorten your learning curve. The benefits you'll receive by being a member are limited only by your participation in activities and your use of the abundant resources available to members.
NSA delivers a multi-faceted environment for advancing the careers of professional speakers. Virtually all of NSA's programs, meetings, publications and resources are structured around eight Professional Competencies.
Each of the eight Competencies has numerous subtopics. Together they are designed to give organization and substance to the educational and professional advancement of each member:
- Authorship and Product Development
- Managing the Business
- Platform Mechanics
- Presenting and Performing
- Professional Awareness
- Professional Relationships
- Sales and Marketing
- Topic Development